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Sunbeam, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunbeam ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Sunbeam (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sunbeam. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sunbeam is located in Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near Sunbeam. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sunbeam:

Logan     (The home county for Sunbeam)
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  West Logan   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Omar   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Holden   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Man   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Manila   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clothier   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hewett   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Havana   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Jeffrey   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ramage   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Secoal   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greenview   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Low Gap   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Powell Creek   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bim   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pax   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harts   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sod   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Union City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  War   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pie   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greyeagle   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Helen   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Patrick (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Richardson (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sunbeam, see our County-by-County Page for Sunbeam.

Cemeteries Near Sunbeam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunbeam.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sunbeam covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Core Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yolyn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Craddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Verner - Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pridemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scaggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Asberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Elkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hainer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Epling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Dent Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Campbell Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fowler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Wheatley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Workman Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Avis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perrys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Claypool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Obediah Bias Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stolling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Sander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zatto Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Willie Stollings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Fowler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Wheatley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Stolling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vance Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sunbeam ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunbeam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunbeam, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunbeam.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Sunbeam in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunbeam.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sunbeam, with the one closest to Sunbeam listed first.

Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunbeam
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunbeam
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunbeam
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunbeam
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Sunbeam
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sunbeam. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunbeam in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sunbeam:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Logan County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Logan County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunbeam) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunbeam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8468, Longitude: -81.9451     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunbeam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sunbeam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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